Announcing: Spring Break Adventure Club!

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Hello folks! We are pleased to offer a fun Spring Break Adventure Club during March: Tues 15 – Thurs 17, and Tues 22 – Thurs 24. You are welcome to sign up for just one or two days, or for all six! Whatever works best for you and your kiddo.

$20 per day per child includes 5 hours of playtime (10am – 3pm), a healthy lunch and snacks, cool activities and a lot of fun experiences with Jaslyn and Renee! We are planning to offer art workshops, sports days, beach trips, marine biology experiences, and more ⚽️🍎🐙🌲🌞🎨

Please sign your child up in advance by emailing: BCSAASSISTANT@GMAIL.com
Deadline for sign-up is Thursday, March 10
Please note: No child will be excluded due to financial need, please reach out to us to discuss details.

Community Calendar – February 2022

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February already! Holy smokes! How are you doing Bamfield? 


This month sees the much-anticipated return of the BCSA Kids After School Club on Wednesdays. BCSA Preschool is back as well, although it is being temporarily run out of the comfortable back room of the Café on Mondays (thank you to Esther for accommodating us!). As before, the preschool will be led by the wonderful Jaslyn Haberl. Please contact us to register new little ones!  


The HFN Young Warriors are meeting on Thursdays and have planned to visit Cedar Coast field station on Vargas Island for a Weekend Training Gathering (contact Leonard Nookemis at hfnwarriors@gmail.com for more info). 

To keep residents safe, the School District has declared that the school will remain closed to the public until the newest Covid surges subside. Sadly, this means we have had to temporarily suspend our Hip-Hop Dance classes on Mondays, Friday Night Chill, and other cool events and classes we have been hoping to host. The community library is still functioning via the online catalogue (linked from our website).  


Our friends at BMSC have two scheduled seminars this month for the BMSC Climate Action Series – see their website for links to the episodes! 


The Community Affairs Meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm on Tuesday 22nd. Keep an eye on the corkboard for a link to the meeting. 

As always, please reach out if we can help with anything! And please keep an eye on our website (Bamfieldcommunity.ca) and our Facebook pages to stay updated. We will let you know when we can get back to business as usual at the school. 😊

Family Literacy Day – January 27th 2022

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Happy Family Literacy Day Bamfield! This year’s theme, “Let’s Connect!” encourages families to connect, learn, and play together. 

Do you know that literacy is more than just reading and writing? Literacy can also be anything that helps you to build skills and explore interests. Playing games, going for nature hikes, learning a new recipe together – these are a few examples of the many kinds of literacy. 

Families are children’s first and most important teachers. When families connect, they build strong relationships, create trust, and support children’s social, emotional and physical health. 

“Children learn when they connect with others, with places and with ideas. Tell family stories, play outside or cook together,” says Margaret Sutherland, Executive Director of Decoda Literacy Solutions, BC’s provincial literacy organization.  “Playing board games, singing songs, reading stories, and dancing with children all strengthen connections and create great memories.” 

To take home some fun books and resources, check out the BCSA Community Library online catalogue (https://www.librarycat.org/lib/BCSA.Library). Follow the instructions on the main page to set your account, then browse away! 

Here is a “Learning in the Great Outdoors – Winter Activities” booklet. Try it out!

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Try these age-based activity cards to connect with your little ones and aid in their literacy development. Cards available for Babies 0-1, Toddlers 1-2, Preschoolers 3-5, Primary-age 6-8.

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Have fun!

Bamfield Community School – Christmas Concert!

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It’s happening folks! The students, teachers, and staff of the Bamfield Community School & BCSA are proud to open our doors to welcome all citizens of Anacla and Bamfield to our Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 14th!

6:00pm – Doors open. We anticipate a line-up for checking in. Please come early if you can.

6:30pm – Concert begins.

We will have snacks to take home, and stations for crafting cool Christmas ornaments.

In accordance with the School District’s Covid-19 protocols, we ask that those who attend be prepared to present proof of vaccination and wear a mask throughout the evening.

See you there, Happy Holidays! 🎄🎄🎄

Friday Night Chill – December 2021

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Looking for something fun to do this Friday? Come and hang out with Jaslyn and Renee from 6:00-8:30pm at the school! We will have games & snacks, music & movies ready to launch. Let’s have some fun!

Youth ages 12+ only. Please be prepared to provide proof of vaccination. Attendees must wear masks indoors.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, we had to cancel this event due to an extremely ill-timed power outage! BUT we were ready to have a really great night, and we are planning on trying again in January!

Rain Basketball Academy – Skill Development Sessions

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Do you love basketball? Want to learn some new tips & tricks from a great coach?

BCSA is pleased to offer two basketball clinics on Sunday December 11th, hosted by visiting coach Steve Sperger of the Rain Basketball Academy.

The 1st session is for kids aged 6-13, from 10:00 – 11:30am. The 2nd session is for ages 14+, from 12:00 – 1:30pm.

Come on down to play or show your support. All are welcome! Players, please bring your running shoes. Proof of vaccination required for entry. 🏀🏀🏀😃

Community Calendar – December 2021

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December is here already! Where did the time go?

There are some awesome things planned at the school this month, including a Christmas Concert and the return of Friday Night Chill (details to be announced)…

Sadly, basketball Tuesdays are done until January…BUT for all the basketball lovers out there, we have a Basketball Skills Clinic on Saturday 11th with Rain Basketball Academy coach Steve Sperger.

Your pals at BCSA would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holidays, and we will see you in 2022!

Seeking a Yoga Instructor

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Hello neighbours!

We are looking for someone who has some experience teaching yoga and would be interested in facilitating classes once or twice a week at the Bamfield Community School gym.

Please get in touch! Call 250-728-1220 or email Renee at bcsaassistant@gmail.com to chat about yoga stuff 😊🧡

BCSA Storywalk!

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The BCSA is happy to present our new Storywalk!

Visit the school field and follow the numbered signs to read a great story together. All are welcome.

Our first story is a wonderful book called The Gruffalo, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. In the future, you can expect to see this installation in different fun places around town and with different books every few months. Come by and check it out!

BCSA Preschool

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Our BCSA Preschool is back! Starting November 9th, wee ones and their guardians are welcome to join us at the Bamfield Community School on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00pm for fun and educational games.

Please contact us at 250-728-1220 or bcsacoordinator@gmail.com to register your child. $5 per child, healthy snack included.